Flight of the Yak
I put together a $22 Hobby Lobby Yak 55 Profile this week, and it’s great fun. This is by far the most aerobatic plane I’ve flown. Here’s my power setup:
|Kit:||Hobby Lobby Yak 55 Profile|
|Motor:||EMax FC 28-22 from HobbyCity|
|Prop:||9×3.8 APC Slow Flyer from Some Dude’s Hobbies|
|Speed Controller:||30 amp Tower Pro brushless speed controller|
|Battery:||1200mah 3S 30C Li-Poly from HobbyCity|
|Servos (3):||Hextronik 5g servos from HobbyCity|
Here are a few videos of it in action
Sorry about the shaky cam at the beginning. Notice that it just jumps vertically out of my hand while rolling at about 3 rolls per second. Pretty awesome:
This video shows lots of fun stuff, knife edges, loops, snap rolls, flat turns. Lots of good stuff.
This one mixes in some fun rolls and then the landing. The landing is a tad abrupt, but it works. I need to work on throttle management in my landing approaches because it just falls out of the sky if you dead stick it.
That’s all for now. Stay tuned for more photos of the plane up close so you can see how I put it together.